Edible Jellyfish Resource: A Model Of Community-Based Coastal Fisheries Management

Research Article
Evron Asrial, Arief Prajitno, Edi Susilo, Gatut Bintoro
RAPJELLYFISH, Quite Sustainable, Sensitive Attributes, Co-management Model

Fisheries resources management of a single species is planned and approached holistically and sustainably. Similarly, edible jellyfish (scyphozoan) resource management is undergoing a period of blooming every year. Scyphozoan is one of fishery resources that lives in the Indonesia coastal waters and has an important value (economic value). Studies on the edible jellyfish fishery resources management aims to (a) improve the sustainability status and (b) formulate a strategy (management model, operational policies, direction of action). The research activities carried out at Saleh Bay (Sumbawa Island, Indonesia) covering an area of 2,123 km2 , and the authors visited four times. This research method is a survey method and the method of data collection by sampling method (simple random sampling). Data processed by RAPJELLYFISH method which is a modification of RAPFISH. RAPJELLYFISH analysis results showed that the status of edible jellyfish fishery resources management is "Quite Sustainable" (54.00) and there are 15 sensitive attributes that affect sustainability status. After the intervention of all sensitive attributes, and then re-analyzed by method RAPJELLYFISH, and the status of sustainability increased to "Sustainable" (79.37). Educational Level and Ratio of Quota is the sensitive attributes that most influences of sustainability management status. The most important policy recommendation is the Increase of Management Institution Capacity. Recommended co-management model namely Community-Based Small Scale Coastal Fisheries Management (CBSSCFM) and five operational policies. While the most important recommendation is immediately establishes the independent Authority for managing of Saleh Bay area.